SMC’s Bennett inks 10-year deal

After leading the Gaels to the most successful decade in program history, Saint Mary’s College men’s basketball coach Randy Bennett has been rewarded with a new 10-year contract, Director of Athletics Mark Orr announced today. This fall, Bennett enters his 11th season at Saint Mary’s. Over the last 10 years, he has guided the Gaels

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GBC head coach adds AD title

Chuck Hammond, in his eighth year as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Facilities and Men’s Basketball Head Coach at Goldey-Beacom College, has been announced as the school’s new Director of Athletics. Hammond, who also currently teaches a sports management course at GBC, will remain as the head basketball coach. Stay with HoopDirt for the

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Canisius staff changes

Tim Paul, who had spent the past five seasons as an assistant at Canisius has taken a new position with-in the athletic department. He will become the director of student-athlete academic support services. In this role, Paul will be responsible for advising student-athletes and ensuring that they all continue to meet NCAA satisfactory progress requirements

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Farrelly to Niagara official

Just passing on the official press release from Niagara on the hiring of Mount St. Mary’s Mike Farrelly. I reported it as a rumor last month, but it is now a done deal. Here’s the release:… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Staff promotions at BC

Boston College head men’s basketball coach Steve Donahue has announced that Nat Graham has been promoted to assistant head coach and Woody Kampmann has been promoted to assistant coach. Graham served last season as assistant coach, while Kampmann spent the 2010-11 season as the program’s director of basketball operations. Graham joined the Eagles for the

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Demons Promote Speilbauer

Jacob Spielbauer, who has been part of the Northwestern State basketball staff for the past five seasons, has been promoted to an assistant coach. Spielbauer was an NAIA honorable mention All-American point guard and an Academic All-American at William Penn University in 2006 and 2007. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news

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UALR Hires Lee

UALR head coach Steve Shields has hired former Louisiana-Lafayette head coach Robert Lee. In 14 seasons with the Ragin’ Cajuns (six as a head coach), Lee was part of a program which won three Sun Belt Tournament titles, advanced to the NCAA Tournament three times and the NIT twice. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest

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Wagner names DBO

Chris Alesi has been named as the Director of Basketball Operations at Wagner as announced by head basketball coach Dan Hurley. Alesi replaces Scott Smith, who was recently promoted to assistant coach earlier this summer. Alesi comes to Wagner after spending the five seasons as an assistant coach for the Xaverian (NY) High School varsity

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Clarkson Hires Assistant

Clarkson University announced that Mike Hauser will take on the role as top assistant coach for the Golden Knights’. Hauser graduated from Bowdoin College in 2010, where he was a four-year member of the Polar Bears’ basketball team. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Schweer joins Monmouth (IL) staff

Steve Schweer joins Todd Skrivseth’s men’s basketball staff at Monmouth (IL) for the 2011-12 season. The 2006 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University played on two NCAA Division III Sweet Sixteen teams and played in one Final Four. He served as an assistant at Lakeland College and most recently was a graduate assistant at North Park

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West Alabama adds assistant

The University of West Alabama Department of Athletics announces the hiring Tyler Roden as the assistant men’s basketball coach. Roden joins Mike Newell’s staff after serving one year as a graduate assistant on the Tiger women’s basketball team. Prior to UWA, Roden spent a year at Buckhorn High School in Huntsville, Ala., as the assistant

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UNA Hires Grad Assistant

Former University of North Alabama men’s basketball standout Andrew Chesney has returned to the program to join to coaching staff. Head coach Bobby Champagne has announced that Chesney has been named graduate assistant coach. He replaces Kyle Morris, who was recently promoted to assistant coach. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news

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